St Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by the Irish community (and others) on the day that the Saint died 17 March.
St. Patrick spent several decades in Ireland converting the nationals to Catholicism, and died there. There is unsubstantiated folklore around the celebration - one of the stories involves the banishment of serpents and snakes by St. Patrick! Customs for celebrating this enjoyable event include wearing real 'shamrocks' (similar to a 3-leaf clover), eating bacon and cabbage (and potatoes), wearing green from the national flag.
The festival went to the USA in the 1700s and the annual New York parade is the largest parade in the world. One of the more unusual activities was the dyeing of a river in the USA - to green of course. Fireworks are becoming a popular part of this celebration.
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